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Unveil All the Wonderful Spots of Wellness in the North of Portugal

23.12.2020

If you are searching to pamper your body and soul, while searching at the same time for unique wine experiences and privacy, then the North of Portugal is what you are looking for. So, surrender to the care of the best spas and try the therapeutical qualities of the Atlantic waters that bathe the Portuguese coast offers. 

Let's unveil all the wonderful spots.

Some of the techniques consist of traditional and oriental medicine, massages, water treatments, aromatherapy, and last but not the least for the wine lovers, incredible wine therapy are some of the ways to fight the stress that you have all year and finally enjoy a much need break to upgrade your health and give your skin a new glow. In Porto, there is a perfect spot that offers excellent views of the city, the Douro river, and the Port Wine cellars. The Yeatman (one of the first luxury wine hotel in Portugal) offers a unique and indescribable experience.



There you will find, one of the seven Caudalie spaces open in the whole world that offers special treatments, such as exfoliation with crushed Cabernet grapes – the “product”, freshly prepared, will leave your skin shinning and radiant – or the barrel bath – in red wine, chosen by the client according to the favorite aroma. After Porto, start your route through the North, in which the next stop is Viana do Castelo. There will find thalassotherapy treatments, as well, enjoy its historical centre, the cuisine and beaches. 

After Viana and in the Minho region, you will find a mild climate and a privileged location near the sea that make this region, a natural reserve of well-being, where you can recharge your energy. It is in the Carmo's Boutique Hotel (that is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World) whose concept based on the old boarding houses, that you will savor and absolutely adore its signature spa treatment: a goat’s milk bath like the ones Cleopatra used to take, or so the history books tells.

Continually going up to the North, more precisely to Trás-os-Montes, there you will unveil a wide range of effective facial and body treatments, together with Aromatherapy Associates & Clarins, but also for stunning surrounding areas and beautiful architecture. The Vidago Palace Spa is considered a minimalist style, with straight lines and white marble, that was designed by the brilliant architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. It contrasts with the Belle Époque opulence of the main hotel building. One of the fantastic health treatments and programs offers the best of the North of Portugal, in which is used the natural mineral water of Vidago, known for its healing properties. Definitely, one that you must try!

In the amazing Demarcated Region of Douro, is yet another secluded and privileged place, where the quality of service is its banner and the landscape is breathtaking. The Six Senses Douro Valley offers Portuguese traditions that are met with the elements of water, stone, and wood in a great setting for true rural relaxation. While taking a swim in the indoor pool you will immerse in the floor-to-ceiling garden views, sip a glass of organic local wine, try your hand at alchemy, or venture outside and practice forest bathing. Moreover, sustainability and wellness are much aligned as also the nutrition that the grapes have to offer to our skin!

 

So, venture yourself to the North of Portugal and experience a layered new approach to wellness. Simply relax or go deeper and say hello to a whole new you. 

By booking your 2020 or 2021 tour in Portugal with us you will have flexibility in the future, plus our Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. Through these unique times, we are available to plan, reschedule, and move your trip around your needs, as always. If your new dates may no longer work with your initial travel plan, a dedicated consultant will be available to tailor and reschedule your tour in Portugal according to your needs and preferences, and to assure you that you will have the best and most memorable experiences.

 

 

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